Two days ago, I was doing my least favoritie thing on my computer (bills) when the computer started to act a little funny and throwing me off the internet and just vein stupid. So what did I do? Well, like every other electronic that I have ever had issues with, I just turned it off and restarted the thing. When I turned it back on, already in a bad mood (stupid bills), I was greeted to a blank blue background where one lived a really cute picture of the mr and the pup. "Weird" was the thought that passed through my mind but didn't think to much about it, just that I needed a new photo. So I went to my iPhoto library to pick out a new picture and what did I find? NOTHING! Not a single f*king picture. My entire photo library from the past 5 months...GONE!! Yup. I totally freaked out. I have no clue what happened. I searched and looked up all sorts of things, but found no help. I even brought the computer to my sisters, who told me that I should have no problem getting the stuff back, I just need to time machine you computer. But guess what, that little nifty function was turned off on my commuter. WHAT THE F!(I have sense turned it on) Long story shot.. the picture, they be gone.. and I am not willing to fork over hundreds of dollars to see if someone in a fancy blue shirt might be able to get them back.
Just going to take it as a lesson learned to BACK UP YOUR COMPUTER!!!!!!
Agh. So that happened, but so did this soup. These pictures are the last pictures that I had on my camera sim card that I accidentally didn't remove the last time I loaded up my pictures. After the afternoon and evening of franticly trying to restore my pictures, it was nice little surprise to find one thing left. I think it was meant to be, to have to share this soup with the world cause this soup be banging! Made all creamy and nice with one of my favorite veggies, celeriac and broccoli , and a touch of cheeeniess from a little nutritional yeast. A spin on the classic cream of broccoli. A soup so good I ate 3 bowls in one sitting (ok, so they were small bowls, but still) And the last of the photos from before that day that I will recur to now as "Stupid Fucking Computer Day, or SFCD"
Anyway, a fantastic soup, a shitty day. But you know what? It could have been a lot worse. I could have totally destroyed everything on my computer or even broke the thing. Sure, I lost a bunch of pictures, but I am ok with it now. I am just taking it like I have a clean slate. And now I am going to be way better about backing shit up. I will think about it everytime I make soup. Maybe it will be my new thing, back computer up while I make soup.
The stuff. A big head of broccoli, with a big stalk, some super knobby celeriac, an onion and a couple carrots. Also gonna need a lemon, some garlic and garlic powder, nutritional yeast, salt and pepper and a little olive oil.
Start by dicing up the carrot, onion, and the garlic and toss it into a large heavy bottom bot with a drizzle of olive oil. Stick that pot on the stove on medium heat and let those veggies get a kick start in cooking. And now is a good time to dice up the celeriac (I do not peel it, but you can if you want) and cut the broccoli florets off of the stalk and dice up the stalk.
Dump the stalk and celeratic into the pot as week, giving it a sprinkle of salt and a splash of water. LEt everything cook for a fe wore minutes, or until the stuff starts to brown and the water is evaporated.
Now pouter in water.. enough to full submerge the veggie goodness. SPrinlle the whole pot with a bit more salt and pepper and add in the garlic pepper. Bring the pot to a boil, then turn heat down to low, stick a litd on it, and list simmer for about 20-25 minutes.
And the veggies are all super nice and tender
Now grab your hand blender… and do what needs to be done. Turn the burner off and blend until smooth and creamy. If you need to, add in more water, as much as you like. The more water, the thinner your soup.( IF you add to much, just simmer soup longer and let it cook out) Now chop chop chop the broccoli florets into little pieces and dump them into the creamy goodess. Turn the burner back on to medium heat.
Add in the nutritional yeast and the zest of the lemon and and any more salt sand pepper that you like, give it a good stir, and let cook for a few more minutes or unit the little pieces of broccoli are nice and tender.
And right when you are ready to serve, add in the juice of the lemon.. or just serve each bowl with a wedge. Garnish with pretty green chopped up broccoli if you like.. some cracked pepper or whatever.
And don't forget a spoon !
Souping.. that what I do.
Now go back up your computer!
Have a great day!
Creamy Broccoli and Celeriac Soup
Makes enough for 4-5 people
- 2 celeriac bulbs (softball-ish sized)
- 1 large head of broccoli with a big stalk
- 1 large yellow onion
- 2 carrots
- 4-5 cloves of garlic
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder (optional..I like a lot of garlic)
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
- 1 lemon… zest and juice
- olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 4-5 cups water
Grab yourself a big heavy bottom pot and drizzle it with a little olive oil. Chop up the carrot, onion and garlic and toss that stuff into the pot. Give it a stir and let cook for a few minutes on medium heat.. Meanwhile, chop up the celeriac into small chiunks and chop the florets from the broccoli, set floteets aside ,and dice up the remaining parts and stalk of the broccoli. Toss the chopped broccoli stalk and the chop celeriac into the pot with the onions and carrots , give the pot a big splash of water, a sprinkle of salt and give it a good stir. Let the veggies cook for a few more minutes or until the water has completely evaporated.
Now add in water.. enough to fully submerge all the veggies. Add in a little more salt, pepper and the garlic powder, give it all a good stir, bring to a boil, then reduce heart to medium low and cover the pot with a lid. Let veggies simmer for about 20- 25 minutes or until the veggie are nice and tender.
Turn heat off and grab the emulsifying blender and blend until smooth (can use a normal blender) Once smooth, chop the broccoli florets into little pieces and add to the pot , along with the nutritional yeast, the zest of the lemon, and any more salt and pepper that you would like. Turn heat back on to medium low and continue to cook until the little piece of broccoli are tender.Once ready to serve, add in the juice of the lemon.
Serve in bowls, sprinkle with broccoli bits, pepper or whatever, and eat you heart out. (I ate 3 bowls in one sitting)